Michael Parker, who applied this spring to fill a vacant Town Council seat, announced Monday that he will be a candidate in the Nov. 2 council election.
Parker is a member of the town’s Planning Commission and served on the Transportation Board for nearly three years, two as chairman. He has served on town committees, including the Central West Steering Committee and Rosemary Imagined Project Team, and is among six people seeking to fill a seat vacated earlier this year by Matt Czajkowski.
Parker, in an email announcing his candidacy (See his campaign website at nando.com/1cn), said he and his wife “consider ourselves fortunate to be part of such a vibrant and caring community.”
The town has several challenges ahead, he said, including enhancing its diversity and affordability, building a stronger transit system, maintaining “hard-won environmental protections” in light of changes coming out of the state legislature and ensuring the right kind of growth for the town.
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“I have a proven track record of developing creative, entrepreneurial and fact-based solutions that help organizations meet their challenges and continue to flourish,” he said. “I hope to bring my experience and passion to the Town Council and would be honored to serve our community.”
“Together we can successfully meet our challenges and ensure that Chapel Hill is as special for the next generation of Chapel Hillians as it is to us,” he said.